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    Apply for this exciting position to support the CG missions of safeguarding our Nation's maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe.

    For over two centuries The U.S. Coast Guard has protected the maritime economy and the environment, we defend our maritime borders, and we save those in peril. This history has forged our character and purpose as America's Maritime Guardian - Always Ready for all hazards and all threats.

    The vacancy is being concurrently advertised under delegated examining procedures for non-status applicants under announcement 17-1411-SE-BK-D. APPLICANTS WHO WISH TO BE CONSIDERED UNDER BOTH DELEGATED EXAMINING AND MERIT PROMOTION PROCEDURES MUST APPLY TO BOTH VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENTS. NOTE: YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS MERIT PROMOTION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT WILL ONLY ALLOW CONSIDERATION FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. WE CANNOT ELECTRONICALLY OR MANUALLY MOVE YOUR APPLICATION TO THE CONCURRENTLY ADVERTISED DELEGATED EXAMINING ANNOUNCEMENT. PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE APPLYING UNDER THE CORRECT ANNOUNCEMENT.

    This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Coast Guard, National Maritime Center, Mariner Training and Assessment Division, Examination Branch, in Martinsburg, WV.

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    Responsibilities

    The incumbent will serve as a primary coordinator, consultant and evaluator regarding the administration of Merchant Marine Credentialing Examinations by the National Maritime Center and its 17 Regional Examination Centers. Incumbent will manage the development and revision of deck examinations for both Merchant Marine Officers and Ratings and associated publications. . Using subject matter expertise gained through extensive industry experience, the incumbent will develop, and critique the development work of others, questions for deck examinations in compliance with regulation and policy. Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include:

    • Developing and analyzing deck examinations for compliance with regulatory requirements and validity.
    • Providing guidance to the Deck Examination Team, for planning, scheduling, directing, and accountability regarding the quality, quantity, and timeliness of the work of team members.
    • Developing, analyzing, evaluating, and improving the effectiveness of work methods and procedures including, organizations, budget, manpower utilization, distribution of work assignments, and management controls.
    • Researching technical and professional publications, manufacturer’s instruction manuals, international treaties and conventions, and U.S. legal references.
    • Acting as a liaison with the maritime industry, maritime academies, training institutions, and Coast Guard field units.
    • Preparing authoritative and explicit replies to government agencies and the general public on all matters concerning the regulations, policies and other interpretive aspects of licensing, training and examination of maritime personnel.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - This position requires occasional travel.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

    Who May Apply

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    This vacancy is open to Status Candidates and other eligibles.

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